Sunday, September 12, 2010

No Rest for the Wicked

I feel awful today.  I have a headache, a very sore throat, and a nasty productive cough. Strangely, my sinuses are clear.  I have decided that this cold would probably have gotten this bad even if I had spent Friday and Saturday resting. 

Of course, I didn't spent Friday and Saturday resting. 

On Friday, I worked 10 hours in the office.  On Saturday, I ran a million errands and planted a lot of flowers.  I'm happy with what I accomplished on both days.


Home Depot has chsysanthemums at an awesome price right now, and I picked up nine plants last weekend.  It took me a week to get them planted because every hole I dug uncovered something strange, like pockets of gravel, or short lengths of rope, or empty burlap sacks, or chunks of concrete.  All the yellow chrysanthemums went into the big flower bed in the front yard. That big flower bed now looks perfectly ordinary and acceptable. I no longer cringe when I look at it.

Yesterday I had to go back to Home Depot for more Miracle Grow dirt, and I picked up one Balloon Flower plant to fill a gap in the small flower bed near the house.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry you've been feeling so puny but you sure are getting a bunch done. Thanks for updating your blog and keeping us informed. Hugs. CQ

Anonymous said...

sorry you are not having a restful weekend tho' you are doing a lot....has Lou said maybe too much...???? but we are wishing you a speedy recovery from the cold/allergies or whatever is making you feel out of sorts...TTFN Love, Mrs. S. xxoo

Jane said...

hope you are getting better… sore throat is not a lot of fun its just uncomfortable and difficult to swallow.

usually, i would take the Nim Jiom Cough Syrup (ninjiom-hk.cwahi.net/main_e.htm) which has a thick consistency formulation. it coats the throat and includes herbs that are particularly good for that application.

i hope it works on you as well.

Karen said...

Heck yes I feel puny!

(That word is so North Carolina! I love it!)